Monday, June 7, 2010

Shibui and Ohira 1-2 in New York (updated)

by Brett Larner

Update 6/9/10: It seems the original results listing on the Japan Run website was incorrect and that Ohira actually finished 1st, with Shibui 2nd. Currently awaiting confirmation that this was the case.

Guest runners Yoko Shibui and Miki Ohira of Team Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo went an easy 1-2 at the Japan Run 4-Miler in New York's Central Park, part of the June 6 Japan Day festivities. The pair's times of 22:49 and 23:23 were unremarkable and far slower than their marathon paces, but at least in Shibui's case the run was noteworthy in that it was her first race since December's National Jitsugyodan Ekiden Championships and only her second since sustaining a stress fracture after last summer's San Francisco Marathon. She is evidently back on her feet, but whether 10000 m national record holder Shibui is back in one piece remains to be seen.

2010 Japan Run 4-Miler - Top Women
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1. Yoko Shibui (Team Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo) - 22:49
2. Miki Ohira (Team Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo) - 23:23
3. Fiona Bayly (UATH) - 24:14

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2 comments:

kevin said...

What are her plans this year? Is she trying to qualify for the world champs again?

Brett Larner said...

The next World Champs are in 2011. All the Japanese selection races will be held from Jan.-Mar. next year.